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Virtual Event: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

Virtual Event: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

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In this webinar, author and active-transportation advocate, Angie Schmitt, discussed the ways that inequality and other social trends combine to make walking along America’s roads and streets needlessly dangerous. This event was organized by The Piedmont Environmental Council and co-sponsored ...
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Piedmont Environmental Council announces staff changes for Charlottesville and Albemarle, Culpeper, Greene and Madison counties

Piedmont Environmental Council announces staff changes for Charlottesville and Albemarle, Culpeper, Greene and Madison counties

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**PRESS RELEASE**For Immediate Release Contact:Dan Holmes, Director of State PolicyThe Piedmont Environmental Councildholmes@pecva.org; 540-347-2334, x7040 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (Nov. 19, 2020) — Piedmont Environmental Council President Chris Miller is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Hawk as its Land Use ...
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No One is Expendable: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

No One is Expendable: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

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Update: The City of Charlottesville is sponsoring a virtual Safe-Streets Book Club. We will be reading Angie's new book, Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America. Sign up here to take part. A ...
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Cville Pilots Safe Streets Program

Cville Pilots Safe Streets Program

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Photo: Peter Krebs/PEC COVID-19 has brought dramatic changes to the way we live, including how we gather to call for change. When the pandemic struck in March 2020, PEC had to cancel our popular slate of social bike rides and ...
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Week Ahead for October 19, 2020: An important week for affordable housing

Week Ahead for October 19, 2020: An important week for affordable housing

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The community has called for more affordable housing, and several major projects are on the dockets at local meetings this week. In thirty years, will anyone still be around to remember the details? This particular newsletter is long, but the ...
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